Moon Surgical completes first-in-human clinical study of surgical robot

The Maestro surgical robot. [Image courtesy of Moon Surgical]Moon Surgical announced today that it successfully completed 30 first-in-human laparoscopy procedures with its Maestro surgical robot.

It marks more good news for the French company, which last week won FDA clearance for Maestro. The clearance offers support to surgeons in soft tissue surgical procedures.

Moon Surgical designed Maestro for soft tissue procedures not currently supported by telerobotic systems. The small, adaptable system can integrate into existing clinical workflows and provide the surgeon with more control.

The Maestro system also increases operating room efficiency by enhancing surgical instruments and techniques. It also minimizes the impact on operating room turnover time, according to a news release.

Dr. Guy-Bernard Cadière performed all 30 procedures. They took place at CHU Saint-Pierre, a public university hospital in Brussels, Belgium.

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Moon Surgical wins first FDA 510(k) clearance for surgical robot

This screen grab from a Moon Surgical marketing video gives an idea of what the Maestro robotic surgery system looks like in action [Image courtesy of Moon Surgical]Moon Surgical announced today that it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Maestro surgical robotics system.

Paris- and San Francisco-based Moon Surgical designed Maestro to support surgeons in soft tissue surgical procedures. Think of it as a robotic surgical assistant.

The small, adaptable system can integrate into existing clinical workflows. It features capabilities that bolster operating room efficiency and allow for alternative labor models, the company said.

In June, Moon Surgical completed a $31.3 million Series A fundraising. CEO Ann Osdoit said the company aims to make Maestro capable of use in any laparoscopy in any operating room. This could revolutionize minimally invasive surgery through collaborative and adaptive robotics.

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16 surgical robotics companies you need to know

Intuitive remains the dominant surgical robotics company, but corporations ranging from Medtronic to Vicarious Surgical look to compete. The Da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system. Intuitive continues to dominate the space. [Image courtesy of Intuitive]Robotic-assisted surgery remains one of the hottest spaces in medtech. Intuitive, which pioneered the field in the 1990s and early 2000s, continues to innovate. At the same time, a host of other companies are looking to compete.

Companies making headlines in the robotic surgery space over the past year include:

Company Robotic system(s) Intuitive Surgical Da Vinci Xi, Da Vinci X, Da Vinci SP, Ion Medtronic Hugo Johnson & Johnson Monarch, Velys, Ottava Stryker Mako Siemens Healthineers’ Corindus CorPath GRX Vicarious Surgical Beta 2 Titan Medical Enos Asensus Surgical Senhance Moon Surgical Maestro Momentus Surgical Anovo Virtual Incision MIRA Stereotaxis Genesis RMN, Vdrive, Niobe Monteris …
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Moon Surgical raises $31.3M for robotic surgery system

Moon Surgical (Paris and San Francisco) announced today that it has raised $31.3 million in Series A funding to expand its team and accelerate the development of its Maestro robotic surgery system.

GT Healthcare Capital & Partners led the round. There was also participation from  Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Cathay Health — and existing investors including Sofinnova Partners and medtech leaders including Yann Fleureau, Siddarth Satish, Sacha Loiseau and Richard Leparmentier.

“At Moon Surgical, our ambition is to revolutionize minimally invasive surgery through the power of collaborative and adaptive robotics. Our Maestro System can be used in any laparoscopy, in any operating room,” said Anne Osdoit, CEO of Moon Surgical and a partner in Sofinnova Partners’ medtech accelerator, MD Start.

“We are excited to work with our new partners at GT Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, and Cathay Health as we enter the ne…

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